Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening…

Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening…

Published 18/05/2018

HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A struggle over internet laws in Vietnam is pitting a government keen on maintaining tight control against U.S. technology companies trying to [more…]

Supreme Court puts brakes on police searches of rental cars

Supreme Court puts brakes on police searches of rental cars

Published 14/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of police to search rental cars driven by someone other than the person [more…]

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

Published 07/05/2018

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being [more…]

French leader Macron’s power system: never explain, never apologize

French leader Macron’s power system: never explain, never apologize

Published 07/05/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - When Emmanuel Macron was gearing up for his presidential campaign in 2016, he set out on an unprecedented “great march” – a [more…]

Tunisia’s Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

Tunisia’s Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

Published 06/05/2018

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party claimed victory late on Sunday in the country’s first free municipal elections, a key step in a democratic [more…]

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official…

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official…

Published 06/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple [more…]

Iowa governor signs ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Iowa governor signs ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Published 05/05/2018

(Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law on Friday a bill outlawing abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which often occurs at [more…]

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

Published 05/05/2018

NEW YORK/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Friday it will end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras on Jan. [more…]

Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

Published 04/05/2018

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline [more…]

Saudi court starts trial of two Arabs accused of spying for Mossad

Saudi court starts trial of two Arabs accused of spying for Mossad

Published 30/04/2018

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court began the trial of two Jordanians accused of spying against the kingdom for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Saudi-owned [more…]